10. Tighten And Relax Different Muscles


The subjects were instructed to breathe deeply for several minutes while lying on their backs with their hands alongside the body. Then, they were told to tighten and relax different muscles, progressing from the feet all the way up to the head. The results of the experiment showed that both groups had lower anxiety levels (STAI) and lower levels of depression (CES-D). However, only the massage therapy group showed “decreases in sitting diastolic and systolic blood pressure; decreases in salivary and urinary cortisol stress-hormone levels; and lower scores for depression, anxiety and hostility.” Even though this experiment proved to be quite successful, researchers suggested that studies done in the future should be long-term, and the effects of massage should be examined on those with high stress levels. Conducting the experiment for a longer period of time would determine more accurately if the results were merely just short-term effects, or if the effects would actually continue beyond each of the groups’ treatments. The researchers concluded that, “If massage therapy can effectively reduce symptoms associated with hypertension, then it might reduce life-threatening complications, such as the risk of stroke or heart attack.”

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